Safety of reusable canning lids

Asked June 28, 2019, 2:30 PM EDT

Are canning lids with rubber seals and plastic lids safe to use? I'm interested in buying Tattler brand sold on Amazon.com.

Lane County Oregon food safety home food preservation

1 Response

The Tatter lids are safe to use. We have had good luck with them in our food preservation classes when we have used them. The disadvantage is that it is not always easy to see if they are sealed or if they become unsealed. Also you have to be careful when removing the lid that you don’t damage the sealing ring and have a plan for how to store them once you have used them. I personally have used them and have had no problems with them not sealing. Thanks for using Ask an Expert Nellie Oehler